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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: T4i continuous Video AF, CDAF or PDAF?
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:13:08 PM »
the down side is, aperture has to be wide open, but if you want full control, you lose continuous AF, so not both....
That seems like a silly solution for AF. And if the lens is wide open, do you mean it would shoot at f/1.8 on your primes all the time? Cause I would imagine that would get old fast, especially if I wanted more DOF. Or is it the other way around, where it always shoots at f/11 (which would make it no better than your standard camcorder)?

Either way, the inability to control the settings manually would be a deal breaker for me

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Information.
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:08:19 PM »
STM point to a future mirrorless system
How does STM point to mirror-less? It points towards silent focus for video...but, that can be useful on any type of body.

The pancake form would point to mirror-less, but, the fact it's EF mount might mean its just a marketing choice.

EOS Bodies / Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:05:51 PM »
canon will have a 30mpx 3D out in 3monthes, and 1dxmk2, 36mpx in 6 monthes, nikon and canon are about the same! you will sell all your lens and lose money, i would think about it!!
Haha, I love that you think they'll have the 1DXmk2 out before they might even have the original 1DX out.

And if someone wants the D800, a 30mp 3D that costs $5k might not be worth them sticking with Canon. And of course, its a theoretical camera that may or may not ever exist.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Information.
« on: June 07, 2012, 11:39:03 AM »
Impressive. Wouldn't have expected FTM from this lens.

Sure hope $200 wins the pool!
The rumors to this point have been $200 or <$200, but obviously we'll see. A <$200 lens that does FTM and has better aperture blades than the 50mm f/1,8 would have be kind of surprising...since their other lens announcements have been less affordable relative to what they offer

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Information.
« on: June 07, 2012, 11:33:41 AM »
Three things better than 50mm 1.8:
-  Full time manual focus
- 7 circular blades =  great bokeh!
Can you source either of those details? I don't see it in any of the previous rumors on the lens that it would have FTM or any details regarding blades, etc.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Information.
« on: June 07, 2012, 11:26:09 AM »
Forgive my ignorance, but what's special about this? It's only 10mm wider than the 50 and a stop slower.  :-\
The STM would, presumably, make the auto-focus during video very quiet. NOW this lens makes sense. The 18-135 covers your general video use, but for someone who wants lower-light handling while shooting video (but still AF), they could use this. Whereas the AF for the 35mm f/2 and 50mm f/1.8 are loud and will destroy your audio.

Still makes it a silly lens, but, at least it makes sense

Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Information
« on: June 07, 2012, 10:51:54 AM »
quiet and tender while shooting video
Ha, that translation is great.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Specifications
« on: June 07, 2012, 10:45:02 AM »
Not much for the stills shooter.
The AF being improved is pretty big for still shooters. And the 5fps in shooting. It's basically a 60D now, in a T3i body.

Considering what little there was from the T2i to T3i transition, this is a much nicer upgrade for camera users.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650 Touchscreen Information
« on: June 07, 2012, 10:41:51 AM »
This could actually end up being pretty cool...hadn't thought of it being an easier way to set AF points.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Specifications
« on: June 07, 2012, 10:38:26 AM »
UPD: Yeah, according to now-increased auto ISO (12800), it's new. Stereo mic is the nice addition as well.
That might be the effect of Digic V on the current sensor, or the result of a few tweaks. Until they say its a new sensor, I'd assume its the old one.

So does this autofocus in live view? I saw tracking in the live view focus modes...
That's the theory, that it can AF in video mode

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 07, 2012, 10:20:00 AM »
As far as this lens goes, it is a very smart move by Canon in that it allows DSLR owners to carry a much more compact kit on their walking about forays, it affords newbies low cost entree into the land of the oft vaunted prime lens, and gives Canon breathing room while they finish up their mirrorless offering.
Comparing this, with theoretical dimensions, to the 35mm f/2, at most it will save a few oz's and about a 3/4" in lens length. The 35 f/2 is 1.7" long and weighs 7oz, the 50 f/1.8 is 1.5" long and weights 4.5oz, and the 28mm f/2,8 is in between those at 1.6" and 6oz. So Canon already has 3 lenses around that focal length that are light and small. And one that gathers an extra stop of light at a cheaper price.

Always good to have options, but, it's not like this pancake is solving a problem Canon had. A DSLR in general is not "pocketable" like a mirrorless with pancake could be; and no lens will make it that way. And few, if any, of Canon's cheap primes way more than 1/2lb, so weight was never an issue either. Not for a 2+lb DSLR at least

STM vs USM? What's the technical difference? Other than that STM is, I assume, worse somehow.
STM is a stepping AF motor. If you want to see how it works, its already used on the Nikon 1
And if we're going by previous rumors, the point of STM is that its silent (I'd assumed "S" in it). So, it may or may not be better than USM in terms of actual focus, but for video purposes, they key is that it won't make noise. That's in theory, of course

EOS Bodies / Re: Here's the Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D
« on: June 06, 2012, 10:07:33 PM »
3. Function dial has a different texture--no lock, great!
Wouldn't be so sure about that...it just might be more recessed than the previous locks, and thus harder to see. Seeing as they've included the lock in everything lately, I'd imagine it will still be there.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 06, 2012, 09:58:51 PM »
Yep I'm inclined to agree on the 30mm argument, but not EF-S. Could be the 40mm is the first of a small pancake parlour of Canon glass.

Well EF-S would be the only way a 30mm f/2.8 gets released. Seeing as it would be crazy for Canon to release an EF 30mm f/2.8 non-IS lens for <$200 just weeks after releasing an EF 28mm f/2.8 IS for like $7-800. Nobody would buy the IS version.

It'd be weird to see Apple entering a market they are subsequently squashing by producing P+S level results with their iPhones. Why have two devices when one does 95% of what you need. I could see them producing an upper level iPhone, where the iPhone 5 does normal stuff, and the slightly larger iPhone 5+ (or 5X if we want to take the Canon Rumors route) that allows you to operate it like a P+S as well.

And the iPhones already get rid of the concepts of exposure; there's no Av or Tv mode, you press a button and a picture happens. No modes, no settings, just a picture. I think they'd do very well at the low end of the market, pretty much destroy the <$200 P+S's, as they have with mp3 players.

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